Jaden Smith Talks 'ERYS' Album, Working With Young Thug & Nontraditional Fashion
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(AllHipHop News) Jaden Smith leaped into the public's consciousness as a grade-school-aged actor in 2006's The Pursuit of Happyness. After taking a break from movies, the entertainer returned to the big screen for 2018's Skate Kitchen.
In addition, Jaden supplied "Back On My Sh*t" for the film's soundtrack. Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe selected the song as his World Record for Tuesday, September 25.
Lowe spoke to the triple-threat star about “Back On My Sh*t" being inspired by Skate Kitchen. The conversation also included Smith talking about his ERYS album.
"I like to experiment and stuff. But at the end of the day, the people have spoken on what they like from me, so I try to come really, really hard," explained Jaden. "I'm just trying to lead up until ERYS, so that people can kind of start to slowly make that transition with me into the more rap world. ERYS is going to be just extremely hard. Just every song, back to back, high tempo, a lot of bass like just crazy."
According to the MSFTSMusic/Roc Nation artist, he has recorded tracks with his sister Willow Smith, Harry Hudson, Mateo Arias, A$AP Rocky, and Young Thug. Jaden already teamed up with Thugger on "Sin" off the Atlanta resident's On the Rvn.
"Thug is amazing. He's such an individual and he just pushes boundaries and that's why I always knew that we were destined to do something together," Jaden told Lowe. "I feel like we kind of saw each other from afar through the Internet and I knew that we had a lot in common. I feel like we have a lot in common in the studio too. He's really inspiring me just flow wise for this next album and cadence wise, just the way he raps and the way he does it."
The "ICON" rapper added, "I just love being around him and being in the studio. I was in the studio with him last night. We were just messing around with some songs, and we got like three other songs that are not hard songs. They're really like chill calm songs. But yeah we're in the studio all the time making stuff. It's exciting."
Besides music, Jaden Smith and Jeffery Williams have both taken heat for some of their fashion choices in the past. Young Thug wore a dress on the cover of his Jeffery mixtape, and Jaden has modeled in skirts on multiple occasions. But the Smith family scion appears to take pride in breaking down gender norms in fashion.
"That's what I love about everything that’s happening in the world right now and that's why it's just so exciting to be alive right now, to be in this world, because we're living in a time when we can really just get on our phones or jump in front of a camera and begin to influence people in a positive way," stated Smith.
He continued, "And that's really what I want to do. I really want to just continue pushing the masses, inspiring people to be like, 'Hey, you can do whatever you want to do. If you want to wear this, or you want to wear that. And if they say that you can’t, it doesn't matter. We're going to think they're cool. Even if everybody says you're not cool.' That's what it's all about."